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PANEL 2 / Human Rights and Prosperity / What Price Human Rights?

International conference in honour of the laureate of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize / 11 October 2017 / Prague Crossroads | Many Western businessmen and politicians are reluctant to raise the issues of human rights with governments and business partners abroad, and/or to apply or observe sanctions against those who violate human rights. Does an open debate about human rights represent a net cost to economic interests or can it contribute to prosperity as well? CHAIR: Martin Veselovský – Journalist and Editor, DVTV (Czech Republic) | PANELISTS: Olga Lomová – Sinologist, Head of the Far East Institute at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague (Czech Republic), Grigory Pasko – Investigative Journalist, Human Rights activist, Prisoner of Conscience (Russia) and Jiří Šitler – Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Sweden, Diplomat and Historian (Czech Republic)